Producer Isaac “Ike Dirty” Hayes,III who has produced tracks for Redman, Keith Murray and The Ying Yang Twins, has released a statement on the passing of his iconic father, Isaac Hayes.
“I spoke to my father just recently about working on his album, and he was excited as though this were his first project. I want people to remember my father for the creative, soulful, inspirational force that he was to music and African American people. He was legendary and shared his genius with the world. I also want to thank all of my peers and music industry colleagues who have reached out to express their love and prayers.”
Ike is following in the footsteps of his father as a music producer who has worked with other chart-toppers like Redman, Keith Murray, Chamillionare, KeKe Palmer, Too Short, Blaque, Ruff Ryders, Black Coffey and Raz-B too name a few. Ike reached his first milestone in achieving a top hit single with Lil’ Scrappy “Money in the Bank” and recently produced The Ying Yang Twin’s single, “Drop.”
Ike also posted his feelings regarding his father’s death on his blog – Dirty N The Beest:
“I’m sad, I’m angry, I’m happy all at once right now. I have so many memories of being my father’s son. Little things that make all the difference. Things that help me maintain right now. I can’t be too sad though. My father did great, great things as a Musician , Humanitarian , a Father and a Black man . I’m so happy he touched and inspired so many people in a positive way. I am more proud of my father than anyone could know.”
A memorial service will be held for Isaac Hayes on Monday August 18th at Hope Presbyterian Church, 850 Walnut Grove, Cordova, Tennessee from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to celebrate the life of pioneering soul icon Isaac Hayes, who passed away on Sunday August 10th at the age of 65.